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What is the You Tube Number Station?
May 10, 2014 6:56 PM   Subscribe

Spy messages? Or just another public challenge?

"The YouTube channel for the user "Webdriver Torso" contains over 77,000 videos, each 11 seconds in length, with a series of one second pitches, each accompanied by a frame containing nothing but one blue and one red rectangle on a white background. No one seems to have any idea where this channel came from, who the user is, or what the purpose of the videos might be."



Has anyone before me utilized their resources and asked the hive mind about this?
posted by TangerineGurl to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2014/may/01/truth-youtube-mysterious-videos-webdriver-torso :)
posted by slater at 6:58 PM on May 10 [1 favorite]


Someone posted about this on the Blue.
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:02 PM on May 10 [2 favorites]


Slater, did you read the UPDATE at the end of that article?
posted by effbot at 7:58 PM on May 10 [1 favorite]


effbot: Oh crap, I didn't!
posted by slater at 8:55 PM on May 10


"Webdriver Torso" Mystery Solved

SPOILER: It's an automated Google video quality testing account.
posted by Rhaomi at 2:21 PM on June 12


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